The Australian Sailing and Cruising Club is a club for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people and their friends in Sydney and across Australia. We welcome boats and boaters of all types – sail, power, dinghy, windsurf, kite, kayak – if it floats, you’re welcome to join in!
The Club is based in Sydney and organises regular events during the year both on the water and the land – guests and visitors to Sydney are welcome – you don’t have to own a boat to be a member.
Our Social meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, at the Trovata Restuarant (76 Stanley St, East Sydney, 1st floor). All are welcome.
Note also, that is the weather is good on other weekends, there is a decent chance that some member’s will be taking their boats out for an “unofficial” event, usually planned last minute, once forecasts are available.
The ASCC is a proud member of Team Sydney Inc, which is the umbrella organisation supporting sport, fitness and healthy lifestyles among Sydney’s Diverse Gender and Sexuality community.
Next Wednesday evening, Team Sydney is holding a fundraising soiree (!) in the CBD (99 on York, near QVB), with lots of prizes and entertainment.
The event is to raise funds to support member clubs (like us) and Team Sydney’s Combatting Homophobia in Sport Conference (May next year).
Tickets are available online now, although as this includes three-course meal, the final number cutoff for catering is imminent, so get in quickly if you can attend.
As per calendar, we are heading to Quarantine Beach (just inside North Head) for a picnic, Sunday 25th October. Note:- there are no BBQs on the beach, and as a protected area (Little Penguins) no dogs are allowed on the beach.
For those coming by boat, there are a (very) limited number of free moorings, otherwise heave-ho with the anchor. Once there, we will head to shore (by dinghy and kayak) for picnic lunch, hopefully about 12:30-1:00
David is happy to lead any who wish to bring their own kayak / canoe, and launch from near the cafe in Little Manly Cove (one South-East from inner Manly Beach) and paddle around. As solo craft, don’t forget your life-jacket if paddling. If you want to paddle, but don’t have one, they are also available for rental from inner Manly, which is a bit longer trip. Contact David on 0404 011 075 to arrange a (flexible) meeting time.. somewhere between 11 and 12:30.
Pls contact Neil (04 1115 1195) if you have any questions.
A past picnic at Store Beach (adjacent to Quarantine), and our fleet being blessed by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Dale Collings from Melbourne, with fellow ASCC member Neil Cossor and two local crew (Elad and Hallie) had an overwhelming lead – winning ten out of twelve races entered, and then they were second in those they didn’t win.
Full results here